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Welcome to Grand Junction and Techstars Startup Week - West Slope
Friday, June 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location, Location, Location: Where You Manufacture Matters LIMITED

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Finding a manufacturer is a complex task and there are a lot of choices when picking where to manufacture. We will be discussing how to find the balance of speed, quality, cost, and social good in picking a manufacturer. Where does one start and how to verify your manufacturer will be a good partner? We will also discuss lessons learned, tradeoffs, logistical challenges, and meeting consumer demand.

Moderators
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Amanda Montgomery

Managing Director, Four Points Funding
Managing Director at Four Points Funding LLC in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Programmer, maker, runner, and mother of four. Love all things entrepreneur as well as building robots and coding with kids.

Speakers
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Skyler Thomas

Owner + Founder, SugarSky
Hailing from a small town in Mississippi, Skyler is a construction engineer by experience and degree turned tiny house designer/builder/dweller, house flipper, headwear biz owner and website developer by passion and grit. No stranger to Corporate America, Skyler started her first... Read More →
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Kelly Watters

CEO, Western Rise
Kelly is a 4th generation entrepreneur. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has over 10 years of experience in operations, logistics, finance, team building, and general management at both non-profit and for-profit business. In 2014 Kelly... Read More →
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Amy Edwards

Co-Founder, WeWarriors
WeWarriors manufactures washable, reusable hygiene products for women. We're on a mission to empower women and make eco-friendly products practical and mainstream. We manufacture pads and bags at a sew center in Colorado. I love talking about sustainability, design and manufacturing... Read More →


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